It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

22 June 2008

A Cause Worth Getting Behind

The 160th anniversary of the first women's conference at Seneca Falls is fast approaching.  Considering its amplified significance, in light of Senator Clinton's historic campaign, I decided to do a little research into the history of the conference.  In the process I stumbled upon an amazing organization facing a fight of its own.

The National Women's History Museum needs a home, a place where the unique story of American women's history can be told.  The Smithsonian has a perfectly good building on the National Mall, but they would rather let it rot than allow the museum to make a home there.  The Smithsonian is in fact a well entrenched boys club so that doesn't really come as much of a surprise.

The Senate has been historically supportive of the museum, but the House has not.  As supporters of Senator Clinton I believe we have an obligation to support the museum's mission.

At the 150th Anniversary of Seneca Falls, then First Lady Hillary Clinton, clearly defined the need to tell the story of American women.  We can be true to that vision by helping promote the National Women's History Museum, helping it become the venue to house the voice of American women's history as we renew a much needed conversation on human rights.  And, appropriately enough, it was President Clinton's Commission on the Celebration of Women in American History that called for the museum's creation.
I encourage you to visit the museum's website, sign up for electronic updates, send them words of encouragement, and donate.  In the coming weeks I will pass along ways that you can help lobby on behalf of the museum.   Clinton Nation, do me proud.

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